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Feb 10th


Twiss: Treatment of Native Americans as pagans and less than human

The dances of the tribal members on stage at the beginning of the CCDA convention Wednesday night was enough to get the hundreds of people present focused and attentive when a young lady approached the podium to introduce Richard Twiss. "Reconciliation is impossible with out the creators blessing," said the tribal leader's granddaughter as she recalled her family's life of exile from Minnesota and how reconciliation has been on her people's hearts since Europeans first came to Turtle Island, U.S.A.

Lakota educator: Reconciliation is possible

"Whose gonna take back those stories?" The challenge was simple. Who is going to take back the stories that have been entrenched in American culture about Native Americans for so long? Stories of how Native Americans are pagan, how they are less than human, and how Indian customs just do not fit with Christian beliefs. The solution, however, is not simple. The stories are out. They are in people's minds, and it is our job, in this day, to put aside the old ways of thinking, and embrace reconciliation with the first people of America.

Openness: A key ingredient to life

Openness is a key ingredient to life. It is the readiness and willingness to receive. It allows every person, situation, and circumstance to be our teacher. The way we receive information will be key in determining our growth and development. As we encounter situations and circumstances that do not line up with our expectation, we must keep an open mind. How we receive, respond, and process information will determine how open minded we are.

Avenue Eatery reopens on West Broadway

Avenue Eatery reopens on West BroadwayThe Avenue Eatery is back.

Big Bird’s boss shares his vision for PBS

Big Bird’s boss shares his vision for PBS Neal Shapiro:
The "WNET/THIRTEEN 50th Anniversary" Interview

Dateline Spain, Pueblos of Seville, Carmona and Osuna

Dateline Spain, Pueblos of Seville, Carmona and Osuna SEVILLE, SPAIN – This past week I got the amazing opportunity to visit two towns in the province of Seville; Osuna and Carmona. These two places are called "pueblos" or towns of Seville and they both have a rich cultural background.

Why are fewer people getting married?

Why are fewer people getting married?The number of people getting married has fallen to the lowest level since records began in 1862. The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed that the average age for men to marry in 2005 was 36.2 and for women it was 33.6. Among people over 18, barely 50% of all adults are now married. In 1960, 72% of people over the age of 18 were married. Why are less people getting married? How will this decline impact us as a community?
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